Bill Text - HB1184 (2014)

Increasing the speed limit on a portion of Route 101 to 70 miles per hour.


Revision: March 27, 2014, midnight

HB 1184 – AS INTRODUCED

2014 SESSION

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06/05

HOUSE BILL 1184

AN ACT increasing the speed limit on a portion of Route 101 to 70 miles per hour.

SPONSORS: Rep. Vaillancourt, Hills 15

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill increases the speed limit on the portion of Route 101 from Manchester to Hampton to 70 miles per hour and increases the minimum speed to 50 miles per hour.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14-2044

06/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT increasing the speed limit on a portion of Route 101 to 70 miles per hour.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Speed Limit Raised. Amend RSA 265:60, II(e) to read as follows:

(e) 65 miles an hour on the interstate system, the central New Hampshire turnpike and the eastern New Hampshire turnpike in locations where said highways are 4-lane divided highways or other divided highways of 4 or more lanes, except that the speed limit on the portion of I-93 from mile marker 45 to the Vermont border and the portion of state route 101 from Manchester to Hampton shall be 70 miles per hour.

2 Minimum Speed Limit Raised. Amend RSA 265:64, I to read as follows:

I. No person shall drive a vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. Under this provision a minimum speed limit of 45 miles per hour shall be posted and prevail on the interstate highway system in the state except that the minimum speed limit of 50 miles per hour shall be posted and prevail on the portion of state Route 101 from Manchester to Hampton.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2015.

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